11-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Selling my rock crawler rig... (HOUSTON)
*please see my photos in my gallery. I have tons more photos available on request that I can email to you.
Selling my modified 2004 rubicon 5 spd (rock crawler... wouldn't want this for a daily driver, although is perfectly capable if you are crazy enough. *note: there are no sway bars at all). First 7 years in dry Arizona weather, past two years in humid Houston (has surface rust on dents and scrapes from sitting for two years outside in Houston)
*first 5 years it was a daily driver and weekend warrior. Later years it was dedicated to rock crawling on weekends only. Past two years, I've been living in houston with 0 rocks to play on... so it has sat in my driveway for two years. Thus the reason for selling it.
list of the PROs and CONs
- Rock Krawler (circa 2010) wheelbase stretched to about 104" with 7" lift. *Note: there are no front or rear sway bars. Still fits inside standard house garage. *My garage is full though, so the jeep has been parked outside and consequently has some surface rust from my two years in houston.
- Rock Krawler X crossover steering with Teraflex passenger side knuckle
- PSC steering box and heavy duty pump.
- 14" FOX Coilovers (in front)
- Custom "Hunter Offroard" rollcage integrated with frame, wraps engine (with hinged bars around engine for easy engine access) from cage to front custom bumper.
- Front inner fenders removed (replaced with integrated Hunter Offroad cage/ front bumber) *see photos in gallery
- Mastercraft Rubicon seats
- Crow Five point duckbill latch harness secure to the cage at all 5 points. Seats are bolted to the roll cage "cradle".
- factory fuel tank relocated inside of tub in the rear for added clearance (charcoal canister and evap lines retained and fully functional - passes 2013 TX state inspection with flying colors)
- Warn XP winch
- 5.13 gearing in the diffs
- Yukon Superjoints (U-Joints) on front outers
- "Phoneix Rack & Axle" front and rear driveshafts
- front 30 spline Alloy USA chromoly axle shafts (and also outer shafts in front).
- rear 35 spline Mas Grande Alloy USA chromoly axle shafts and ARB compress & locker. Compressor switch is on the dashboard. Compressor is on custom welded steel tray near firewall above the frame with air hose near hoodline.
- 37.5" bias SuperSwamper SSX tires (thickest bias sidewalls known to man)
- Poison Spider competition cut rear quarter panels
- 20# aluminum CO2 tank and custom mount for it on rollcage in tub.
- BestTop Supertop - black with black lower/upper doors.
- fire extinguisher custom mount on transmission hump
- Cobra CB radio (the headless one... forget the model name... *I've lost the handheld controller mic, but the base module thing is still under the passenger side dash)
- Emergency brake lines extended to reach the rear brakes (stretched wheelbase). You may want to remove those emergency brake lines to get most flex when on the trail. Is a 10 minute job to remove/install
- Clutch: clutch was replaced in 2008 with gold clutch by Phoenix Offroad. But now I can't get it into gear after it's been sitting in my driveway, undriven in past year. Clutch master/slave sealed unit is fine - no leaks and is full. I think the clutch has surface rusted to the flywheel. The pedal does not feel soft/floppy.
- no AC. When converting this to a dedicated rock crawler we removed the AC condensor (compress is still on it's factory bracket on engine) and it's aluminum lines to the compressor. The factory lines were in the way of the designed custom tube work around the engine bay. Heater and vent fans are perfectly functional. I never used the AC except when it was a daily driver with top up anyway. An AC condensor and custom lines could be purchased and rerouted if you want AC. The lines from the cabin and exiting the firewall still exist so you would only need to re plumb the engine area to the condensor and compressor.
- Dented sheet metal and armor from 7+ years of Arizona rockcrawling. Particular large dent in hood near the cowl and one near tailgate door handle, but does not affect anything. Rear tailgate door and front hood close latch perfect. Original windshield frame and there are no cracks in glass.
- Surface rust from sitting outside in my driveway in Houston weather past two years. Not eaten through anywhere, it is only on surface. Most of the rust is on the rear armor panels from the rock/paint scrapes and dents.
- Factory Radio/Stereo quit working about 4 years ago. Never tried fixing it. Factory antenna stalk broke off from rocks crawling years ago, but it's mount is still there and presumably functional if you screw in a new antenna and fix the radio
- With heavy 38" bias tires, the factory brake leave alot to be desired. They passed inspection but if I kept the jeep I would definitely look to upgrading those brakes next! *or go back to 29" tires.
- Cobra CB radio control/mic was lost. Would need new mic. It is the headless cobra radio with the controls on the mic. So the main guts of the unit (the mic) would need replacing. Or buy a newer less expensive CB and replace the cobra that is in there. That's what I would probably do.
- Seats are not adjustable. They were bolted in for my preferred seating position. I'm 6ft 1" tall if that helps. If you need to adjust you will have to buy sliders that work with the mastercraft and custom install.
- Airbag light is on - so no airbags presumably.
That's about all I can think of. It runs perfect, other than the clutch issue.
About 75k miles on it. I'll double check that mileage because I'm just going from my memory.
$7000 USD cash
Frank Bullitt (BULLZ)
April 2001 - Sept 2011